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BOOKS

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Don’t worry all you writers out there I’m not going to tell you how to finish your books but I do want to share these gorgeous book ends with everyone. You know that feeling when you see something that makes you go “Oooh yeah, that’s how these should look” well that’s what happened when I […]

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As you might have noticed I am showcasing some of the designs and people from the RCA Yearbook I recently brought, see here. Well one that struck me as being a good design because of its language to use in several products was Nicola Zocca Shrink collection. The chair above uses the wood frame to soften […]

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Now here at Quirk Design we really like Apple products for there use, clean looks and overall value of ownership but after a while I just want to rebel and buy a different brand or change the look so I get all the nice Apple stuff but not the same as everyone else. Most people […]

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This is another one of those designers I would probably come across at some point but was shown to me in the RCA Yearbook. George Fereday‘s use of foam cord to make the lightshades adds a certain depth to a normal constant thickness shade, because of this the light plays across the shade. He has further […]

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Benjamin is classed as a course wide contributor to the RCA which involves running workshops and giving tutorial support amongst many other things I assume. He is also a designer in his own right and the piece I like is his take on the chandelier the Perspective Chandelier V2, as you can see in the […]

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ADORING ADORE

by Lisa on March 14, 2011

in BOOKS

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If you’re like me you probably can’t get enough of home design magazines, no really I’m fairly obessed with them and would like to surround my home with bookshelfs full of them, actually I probably could do that with the amount we own but I can’t help it, there are just so many talented people […]

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Harry Thaler granduated from the Royal College of Art, Design Product in June last year taking The Conran Award with him for his pressed aluminum chair. Above he is sitting on the Barrel which he has taken a normal oil barrel and made it into a seat. This reuse of ordinary objects it an intriguing […]

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We recently purchased a few new reference books to fill out the book shelves and the smallest of them is the Design Products Royal College Of Art Yearbook 2010 and at a mere 90mm by 130mm by 12mm thick it packs a hell of a punch of products and design, but then again these are […]

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Last week I posted a few interesting items I found in LEED Materials A Resource Guide To Green Building, you can check them out here, here and here, and then following on from yesterdays post about countertops it got me looking at the book again. I have seen the normal marble and granite tops and […]

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We’ve been showcasing some of the products from one of the books I have been reading lately, LEED Materials A Resource Guide to Green Building of which you can see the other posts here and here, and in this list I am going to show you some wall products I found interesting. To start building […]

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If you read this post, you’ll know we’ve been checking the eco goodness from the book LEED Materials A Resource Guide to Green Building. We’re back with more finds from the building side of things. As you might have read in many of our home and eco related posts, we’re itching to build our own ecological […]

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At the end of last year we were in the Architecural museum in Stockholm and on the way out wandered around the gift shop and we brought the book LEED Materials A Resource Guide to Green Building by Ari Meisel. We’ve slowly been going through the well laid out book and looking at all the […]

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With the start of the new year we’ve of course set ourselves some goals and resolutions (you can read about them here), along with our business goals we’ve also put together some personal goals, my biggest being a wardrobe makeover. I’m no Carrie Bradshaw, although if I had unlimited funds I probably would be given […]

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We’re back with more wonderful books to keep you entertained over the holiday period. Just like this mornings post, this collection comes to you from the always inspiring London Design Museum Shop. Hansel and Gretel Pop Up Book – This is a beautiful keepsake. The illustrations and the pop up features would make a great […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Continuing on with our design books post from this morning, we couldn’t help but add a few more to the list. So without further ado, here are some more fabulous books to fit under your tree. Logo Design –  Just as with gorgeous stationery, I get all excited when I see a fantastic logo design […]

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